at Volunteer Work Day at Blue River.
Young helper at Volunteer Work Day at Blue River. © Katie Hawk

Stories in Oklahoma

Volunteer in Oklahoma!

Join the dedicated team of volunteers making a difference in Oklahoma!

The Oklahoma Chapter has a variety of needs for volunteers from surveys in the field, to special events and equipment use. Join the family of dedicated volunteers who are making a difference in Oklahoma. 

How To Sign Up

Step 1: The first step to becoming a volunteer is to sign up by completing this online form to provide us with your contact information, special skills and interests. Once completed, you will receive Oklahoma’s monthly e-newsletter, which provides news on upcoming volunteer needs.

Step 2: Find an event near you.


The Oklahoma program operates preserves throughout the state and the staff has ongoing management, surveillance, biological survey, and monitoring projects. Current projects include: 

  • Butterfly, bird and bat monitoring
  • Vegetation sampling
  • Fence construction
  • Litter pickup
  • Trail maintenance
  • Painting
  • Plant and animal inventories
  •  Seed Collection


The Tallgrass Prairie Docent Program staffs the Preserve's visitor center at the Joseph H. Williams Tallgrass Prairie Preserve near Pawhuska, OK. Docent training is held each winter and the visitor center is open from mid March through mid December.


Volunteers are occasionally needed for special events.


If you have surplus equipment, you can help with the restoration and maintenance of Oklahoma's preserves!

Team work makes the dream work! We appreciate and value the contributions of time, effort, and special skills which you, as a volunteer, bring to The Nature Conservancy. Your actions increase the organization's ability to protect the natural heritage of Oklahoma. For more information, contact Larissa Balzer, 405-858-8557.

Volunteering For Nature Josh and Marguerite's volunteer experience with TNC has opened their children’s eyes to a whole new world.